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LFA signs broadcasting deal to air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass

Former LFA fighter Derrick Krantz
Mike Jackson, Legacy Fighting Alliance

The Legacy Fighting Alliance has a new home.

During Saturday’s UFC 244 early preliminary broadcast, it was announced that the promotion has joined the UFC Fight Pass family, and its shows will now air exclusively on the subscription-based streaming service. That includes LFA 78 and LFA 79, the organization’s last two cards of 2019.

Previously, the LFA had a broadcasting partnership with AXS TV, but that deal ended earlier this year when AXS TV was acquired by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, and Anthem decided to discontinue its LFA programming.

LFA 76 was the last card to air on AXS TV, with LFA 77 on Sept. 27 taking place without a broadcasting platform.

The last two LFA events of 2019, LFA 78 and LFA 79 were originally scheduled for Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, respectively. Now, LFA 78 will take place on Nov. 15, while LFA 79 will take place on Nov. 22.

“I couldn’t be happier to have partnered up with the UFC,” LFA CEO Ed Soares told MMA Fighting when reached for comment. “With the amount of fighters we develop for them it couldn’t be a better fit!”

The LFA has long had a strong relationship with the UFC, acting as an unofficial feeder league. Some notable names that have made the leap from the LFA (a merger of the Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance promotions) to the UFC include flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis.

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